If there’s one thing grandparents hate, it’s being far away and not being able to see their grandchildren. At least thanks to technology, there are plenty of online games for grandparents and grandkids to play together, no matter how far apart they are. These interactive games are a great opportunity for them to connect, and for you to take a short break!
Multiplayer online games and apps can be a little tricky for parents to navigate simply because of the “stranger danger” factor. There are many platforms where children can connect with their friends, but risk being randomly abandoned by a stranger, so you might feel the need to supervise their use. Depending on your child’s age, your supervision could totally get in the way of their style and everything could end up falling out. If they’re playing with their grandparents, however, they have real-time supervisors. in play with them, so you can give your child freedom and privacy without having to worry about potential dangers (thanks, grandma and grandpa!).
However, not all online games and apps are right for everyone. When choosing the best for your family, you’ll want to consider a game that’s age-appropriate for your child and friendly enough for their grandparents. If nothing else, you can always give your parents a quick FaceTime tutorial on how to add a Chrome extension or download an app before they start playing with the kids.